The article, Use of Pooled State Administrative Data for Mental Health Services Research, focuses on the impact of state policy changes on access, cost, quality and outcomes of care for individuals with mental disorders. In an effort to bridge the gap between research and policy through research that used state administrative data across states, and to address significant state-defined health policy initiatives, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded five projects in eight states. This report provides a description of the projects and follows with an analysis of the impact, challenges, and lessons learned. Included in the five projects was a 2-state comparison of the quality improvement implementation in child mental health.
Click here to read this January 2015 Administration and Policy in Mental Health article.